Drive In Movie Theater Cake and a Birthday Cake Round Up

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Today’s the day to show off your birthday cake creations. Can’t wait to see what your kids have convinced you to make in honor of their birthdays!

This week the FishFam didn’t celebrate any birthdays, but I did decorate a cake to keep you company. And since they like cake more than pie, I didn’t hear any complaints.

If you’ve been around here for the last week, you know that I asked readers to challenge me to a cake theme. I did this back in January and ended up creating two of my favorite cakes: Fancy Nancy and Breakfast. Last week readers nominated a variety of themes and earlier this week, I posted a poll in the sidebar to hear the people’s voice. The poll’s still up so you can see what the other options were. They all sound like really fun ideas. Thanks for the challenge!

The winning theme, of course, was a drive-in movie theatre. I only have one memory of going to the drive-in with my dad when I was a kid. We were late and missed the show I wanted to see (Goin’ Coconuts with Donny and Marie) and instead, had to watch The Deer Hunter or some other such nonsense. (At least it was nonsense for a 6-year old.) I remember spilling the entire can of Hi-C fruit punch all over my Raggedy Ann sleeping bag and get yelled at.

Needless to say, I’ve blocked out all other recollections of drive-in movie theatres and relied on this historical website and my husband’s memory. He clued me into the mounded parking lot thing. Who knew? But, maybe guys remember those kinds of things.

You can follow a step-by-step tutorial of The Drive-In Movie Theater Cake

(Today through Sunday night, you can purchase my ebook, Pretty.Cool.Cakes for only $2. While it doesn’t include the above cake, it does include a baker’s dozen of very fun themed cakes. Super easy. Promise.)

And here are some cakes that readers sent in:

From Amanda:

From Heidi:

From Kristin:

From Kellie:

From Nicole:

From Stephanie:

What cake have you made recently? Today’s the day to share it!

Here’s how to participate in Ultimate Recipe Swap:

1. Post your cake or other birthday dessert on your blog. Please mention in your post so that your readers know where all the other good cakes are hanging out. Then, come back here to add the link to your post to Mr. Linky below. (Find instructions for Mr. Linky here.)

Please stick to topic. Today’s theme is Birthday Cakes and Desserts. So, if your post does not fit the theme, your link will be deleted. Thanks for understanding.

Have a story to go along with your cake? We’d love to hear it!

Don’t forget to visit my giveaway page to see how you can win free dessert from Sara Lee.

1. Sorta Fairy Tale Mom
2. Hoosier Homemade
3. Kitchen Stewardship
4. Heavenly Homemakers
5. Food with Kid Appeal
6. Lee
7. Jeanette (Handy Manny)
8. Jeanette (frog pond)
9. Cardamom
10. Busy Mom
11. Ann @ couponsdealsandmore
12. Joy in My Kitchen
13. Centsable Momma
14. Jena
15. Rebecca
16. Melissa
17. Stacie
18. Steph @ My Country Haven( A few of my kid’s birthday cakes I’ve made)
19. Gabrielle (lion, monkey, butterfly–oh my!)
20. Summer (Mickey Mouse Cake)
21. BusyMom (Space, Elephants, Wiggles, and more)
22. Carla R.
23. Houstonmom (doctored choc cake from mix)
24. Mrs. Pear
25. Donna @ WayMoreHomemade (Butterfly Garden cake)
26. WebGoonies – Dog Themed Birthday Cake
27. Katie (popcorn bowl cupcakes)
28. Chandy (Race Track Cake and more)
29. NerdFamily Food (Pancake Cake)
30. Simply Sweet Home (birthday cupcakes)
31. Rebecca at Turned Loose (UnCakes for the UnCreative)
32. Lisa-lots of kids cakes

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  1. Sorta Fairytale Mom says
  2. Hoosier Homemade says

    Well, Mr. Linky seems to be MIA again, I hope he returns soon!
    I have an awesome Candy Land Cake to share with you all!
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship says

    My cake and 1st birthday cupcakes don't hold a candle to these beauties, but I'll practice humility and share anyway: At least my kids are darlings! 🙂

  4. Laura@HeavenlyHomemakers says

    I'm just starting to tinker with decorating…but I made some fun cupcakes over the weekend that inspired me to want to learn more!

  5. Jenna says

    mr blinky not working. here is whole orange cake with fudge icing from food with kid appeal.

  6. Jenna says
  7. Jeanette "Frogster" says

    Yay! I can't wait to see everyone's ideas and creations!
    Here is my Handy Manny cake – and here is my frog pond cake – Enjoy! 🙂

  8. Cardamom says

    I am so inspired! Here's a few cakes I've made:

  9. BusyMom says

    Here's a link to my birthday cake roundup. Links to pictures of Blue's Clues, Airplanes, Space, Elephants, Lightnin' McQueen, Wiggles and Space.

    Seeking input on this year's themes – Star Wars and Abby Cadabby.

  10. Ann says
  11. Snow White says

    wow — these cakes are impressive! We are pretty low key for birthday cakes (but, we're kidless too)… mostly, we prefer warm vanilla cake (without frosting) and … cherry cake!

  12. Corrie at "Cents"able Momma says

    Here's the link to my cakes from this year – WallE and Curious George. I made them using a Buttercream Transfer technique that my mom taught me, and is pretty easy to do.

  13. Here's 2 birthday cakes that I did last month for my middle 2 sons.

  14. Rebecca says

    Birthday Un Cakes are a better prescription for me, so here are a couple easy ideas for others out there who are challenged in the "creativity with food" department:

    Thanks for hosting, Jessica! You always come up with great ideas.

  15. Melissa says

    Here is a Pool Party Cake we created for my son's birthday.

    By the way, is it possible to get instructions for the cakes your readers sent in? I loved the Pirate Cake and the Monkey Cake. Thanks!

  16. Luke and Stacie says

    I posted some of my all-time favorites on our blog at:

    This is a great idea for us all to get new ideas! Thanks!

  17. The Sassy Chef says

    I love your drive-in cake! Such a cute idea! 🙂

  18. Carla says
  19. Anonymous says

    From Mrs. Pear whom the comments wiget doesn't like.

  20. Donna @ Way More Homemade says

    Great job with the drive in movie. Very cute.

  21. chandy says

    I'm new to your site…thanks for some inspiration 🙂

  22. BusyMom says

    OOPs, I'm on their twice. Didn't notice that you must have filled Mr. Linky from the comments.

  23. Very cool cakes! Your readers are talented cake decorators. And I'll bet the cakes are delicious.
    I didn't make a birthday cake, but I did just post a jello "poke" cake (light version) that a fellow blogger, Sandra at Add Humor and Faith, told me about. It was very tasty 🙂

  24. I'm late to the party, but you can check out the 'cake decorating' section on my blog for some cakes I've made… 🙂

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